Inside Look: How America Makes Its F-35 Stealth Fighter

Kris Osborn

Key point: Reducing the heat emissions, or thermal signature, is also known to be of vital importance to preserving stealth.

(Ft. Worth, Texas) -- Filled with stacks of fuselage panels, engine components and a wide assortment of pipes, electronics and avionics, the spralling F-35 construction facility in Ft. Worth, Texas, resembles a small city filled with engineers, mechanics, electricians and airplanes at various stages of construction.

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